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Homemade Baked Chicken Nuggets Recipe

Homemade Baked Chicken Nuggets Recipe

Love Keil
How to Freeze Chicken Nuggets: Let chicken nuggets cool completely. Freeze in a freezer friendly zip bags or plastic containers. Freeze for up to 3 months.
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 45 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr 15 mins
Course Dinner, Lunch, Main Coarse
Cuisine American
Servings 4


Ingredients for Baked Chicken Nuggets Marinate:

Ingredients to make Homemade Chicken Nuggets:

  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 large egg
  • cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon powdered sugar
  • salt and black pepper to taste
  • peanut oil for frying - optional - see the instructions

Ingredients for Honey Mustard Sauce:



  • In a small bowl whisk 1/4 cup mayo, 2 tablespoons honey, 1 tablespoon mustard, 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard, and 1/2 tablespoon lemon juice. Set aside.


  • In a mixing bowl, combine 1 1/2 lb of chicken, 1/2 cup of mayonnaise, 1 cup of pickle juice and 1 teaspoon of Montreal Chicken Spice. Add chicken and marinate for at least 30 minutes, best over the night. Drain the marinate.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together 1 cup milk and 1 egg. Using another mixing bowl, combine 1 1/4 cup of flour and 1 tablespoon powdered sugar. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  • First dip the chicken pieces into the milk mixture then into the flour mixture.

How to Cook Chicken Nuggets - 2 Ways:

  • Preheat the oven to 350F and line a baking sheet with a parchment paper. Quick Tip - spray the parchment paper with oil, it helps baked chicken nuggets not stick to the paper. Place chicken nuggets on a baking sheet and bake for 20-35 minutes, or until chicken is cooked thru. 3 minutes before chicken nuggets are done, I like to broil them on high for about 3 minutes.
  • Preheat the skillet with about 1 cup of oil (like peanut oil or avocado oil), add chicken and fry until golden color about 2-3 minutes. Serve warm with honey mustard sauce.


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